Saturday, December 2, 2017

fix-it Friday

in which our plucky heroine struggles with motivation...

In lieu of actual progress this week, there has been many tiny efforts at small repairs, a few of which have been successful. The best is probably that the back storm door, which has never latched properly (thanks to former owner incompetence), and which bangs incessantly whenever the wind rises, now latches neatly. It took fitting a wooden shim under the latch, some effort to file the moving latch, and the application of WD40, but the door now closes neatly and can be opened from outside as well. I had formerly resorted to using a cordage loop to hold it closed, which only works from inside the house. The whole frame still needs additional weatherstripping, a task for another day, but soon, as it gets steadily colder

December SMART goals (x=extra)
1 Kestrel hat backdoor latch-
2 x blackhorse earrings-
3 x framed old photo -
4 x x -
5 xx -
6 x x -
7 x x -
8 x x -
9 x x -
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x


  1. you are a very resourceful lady x

  2. I behave the same: procrastinate on something that needs to be done. When I finally do it, I have such a feeling of satisfaction. Why can't I just do the needed repair right away and get that satisfied feeling sooner?

    1. well hopefully you don't wait over ten years, which is how long I let the back storm door go!